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Omnivores (Paperback)

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In a claustrophobic, surreal California house, teenager Estee Kraft lives with her domineering father, whose obsession with insect taxonomy bleeds into sadism. As his schemes multiply, Estee's bedridden mother, entranced by the glow of the shopping channel, remains oblivious to the escalating chaos. Estee manages to escape her childhood home only to find new horrors awaiting her in marriage and motherhood. In a climactic twist, her traumas take form in flesh and blood--a legacy of the voracious male appetites that have haunted her life.

With acerbic wit, philosophical depth, and enthralling lyricism, Omnivores cuts to the core of America's hypocrisies and anxieties, and introduced Lydia Millet as one of the wildest satirists of our time.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393635461
ISBN-10: 0393635465
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English